The Ruckus in Ottawa Part 7: furnaceface and the 90s punk rock explosion

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The Ruckus in Ottawa Part 7: furnaceface and the 90s punk rock explosion

Tom Stewart was the lead singer and bassist in furnaceface, who were one of the most popular indie Canadian bands of the 1990s. We hooked up at his music shop, Spaceman Music, to hear about the "good ol' days" with the furnaceface boys, and a little about what life was like riding the 90s grunge wave.


00:00 Intro, and joining Tom Stewart at Spaceman Music on Gladstone Street. We get the lowdown on how furnaceface got together in the first place.

05:13 furnaceface - Sucked Into Drugland

09:02 More furnaceface history.

13:11 furnaceface - I Don't Think

15:36 furnaceface was famous for some very funny songs. Tom tells us about The Ballad of Richard Iommi.

18:04 furnaceface - The Ballad of Richard Iommi

21:58 They were also famous for wild stage shows, including bubble-wrap suits!

24:08 Manpower - Bad Rockin' Tonight

27:56 Tom tells about furnaceface mixing their humour and political commentary.

29:00 furnaceface - She Thinks She's Fat

33:20 Tom introduces While My Dad Gently Weeps, another great song that spoke to the suburban punk kids.

34:18 furnaceface - While My Dad Gentrly Weeps

39:10 Super Secret Bonus Track -- Fluid Waffle - The Other Side


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